NEWS OF THE WEEK: Academy president admits response to Will Smith's slap was 'inadequate'

During last year's ceremony in March 2022, the Independence Day actor walked onto the stage of the Dolby Theatre and slapped presenter Chris Rock after he made a joke about Will's wife Jada Pinkett Smith. After the shocking incident, Will returned to his seat and remained in the audience until he received the Best Actor Oscar for King Richard later in the show. Academy officials, who claimed Will was asked to leave the auditorium, later publicly condemned his actions and launched a formal review.